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What Happened to Justice?

An old adage teaches us “Don’t listen to what someone says, but observe closely what they do!” If government employees and representatives accept their positions stating “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the ...

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Feds Apologize After Veterans Affairs Removed Bible: ‘Will Not Be Bullied On This Issue’

Department of Veterans Affairs sign

Federal officials restored a Bible to a prisoner of war display at a veterans hospital and said it “will not be bullied” by an activist group that wanted it removed. Department of Veterans Affairs staff at the Manchester, New Hampshire, veterans hospital “temporarily removed the Bible from the display out of an abundance of caution” after receiving a complaint, the ...

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Watch: President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony [Video +Transcript]

President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony Friday afternoon at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. Want to know where the president will be ahead of time? Check out our President Trump’s Schedule Page HERE. Transcript THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Please. It’s great to be with you. And thank you to Secretary Wilkie, ...

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Trump nominates Wilkie to head VA

Robert Wilkie

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the agency. Trump told reporters about the nomination during remarks at the summit on prison reform but Trump said that he had not yet informed Wilkie – who was in the room at the time. “Joining us today are several members of my ...

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President Trump donated his first quarter paycheck to help veterans

Robert Wilkie and Sarah Sanders press briefing 5-17-18

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday that President Donald Trump gave his first quarter paycheck to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their use to help our nations’ veterans. “In keeping with his campaign pledge, the president donates his salary, on a quarterly basis, to further important projects,” Secretary Sanders said. “Today, the president is proud to donate ...

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Veterans applaud house passage of VA Mission Act; Unions … not so much

Donald Trump Vietnam 11-10-17 veterans event

The White House and veterans groups celebrated the passage of the VA Mission Act through the House of Representative, but a government employee unions spoke out against the vote. “On behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America members—veterans with spinal cord injury or disease—their families, and caregivers, we applaud the House of Representatives for its passage today of the VA MISSION ...

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H.R. 5674 – The VA Mission Act of 2018 [Full Text]

Union Calendar No. 516 115th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5674 [Report No. 115–671, Part I]   To establish a permanent community care program for veterans, to establish a commission for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the modernization or realignment of facilities of the Veterans Health Administration, to improve construction of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to make certain ...

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One Of Shulkin’s Final Acts: Moving Desk Of Trump’s Guy Into Glorified Utility Closet

  by Luke Rosiak Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin appeared to send a message to President Donald Trump by exiling senior White House adviser Jake Leinenkugel, who worked as Trump’s “eyes and ears” in the agency, to a glorified cubicle resembling the “entrance to a mechanical area,” according to an employee who saw it. His desk was moved ...

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Trump: Shulkin out, Jackson in at Veterans Affairs

Dr. Ronny Jackson

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that there will be a new Secretary of Veterans Affairs. “I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” the president tweeted. “In the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary. I am thankful for ...

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‘Fake News:’ DOE’s Rick Perry Denies Reports He’s Considering Taking Over VA Spot

Rick Perry senate confirmation hearing

  by Chris White Energy Department Chief Rick Perry said Wednesday he has no interest in becoming the next head of the Department of Veterans Affair despite reports suggesting otherwise. Perry rejected reports he’s being considered as a replacement for the agency’s Secretary David Shulkin, according to an Associated Press report. He called the speculation “fake news,” adding, “I am energy secretary from ...

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Trump Participates in a Department of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Event [video and transcript]

Donald Trump Veterans Affairs TeleHealth Event 8-3-17

President Donald Trump and Secretary David Shulkin unveil the Veterans Affairs Telehealth program. Full Transcript THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I’d like to begin by thanking Secretary David Shulkin for the incredible progress that he’s making at the VA — tremendous strides. Thank you very much, David. We appreciate it. The veterans appreciate it, I can tell you that. Today, I’m ...

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White House Press Briefing 5-31-17 [video and transcript]

Department of Veterans Affairs sign

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin briefs the press on issues and events for his department. The briefing is set for 11:30 AM eastern. Full Transcript of Press Briefing with David Shulkin of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs SECRETARY SHULKIN: ** everybody. So a few weeks ago, the President came over to my offices at VA at his 100-day mark ...

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VA Orders Facilities to Display Photos of Trump, Shulkin

Rep Brian Mast VA Hospital photos

The Department of Veterans Affairs ordered all facilities Thursday to put up temporary official photos of President Trump and VA Secretary Shulkin. “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), like all other federal agencies, relies on the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to provide us official photos of the President to display in our facilities. The GPO will print the portraits ...

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President Trump’s Schedule for Friday, March 17th, 2017

Donald Trump success

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day CDN Readers! President Donald Trump will start his official schedule by meeting with the Republican Study Committee, a group of 172 conservative congressional republicans, likely to discuss the president’s budget priorities. Later this morning, the president will hold a listening session with Veterans Affairs officials – hopefully, he’ll bring up the whole missing photo scandal. The ...

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Florida VA Hospital Refuses to Display Pictures of Trump and Schulkin

A group of local veterans was enraged by two empty picture frames hanging in the lobby of the Palm Beach, Florida VA Hospital. The veterans noticed that almost two months into President Trump’s administration, the VA Hospital had failed to hang the requisite pictures of the Commander-in-Chief and VA Secretary so they contacted their congressman. “Two blank holes, it’s been ...

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